Dr Marm never without my Nikon!

Rio Vista

Feels Science Fiction!

A few weekends ago, took a short jaunt to a neighboring town that seems like hundreds of miles removed from the city and suburbia of Sacramento.  Rio Vista–on the way there is a source of alternate energy–windmills.  These windmills are HUGE!  Not only was I shocked at the size–the most amazing thing was they are quiet.  Not a whisper of sound as you stand near by and take pictures!  Reminded me of the scene of a Sci-Fi movie.

Side by side

The weather was also a perfect day for shooting.  Stormy clouds and then beautiful Cumulus clouds in blue sky.

Spring Flowers in Front Lensbaby

Same view…but not with my Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic…

Spring Flowers

Another stop with a bit of  a view…

Leading Pathway

Also something I do not see every day are grazing beauties.  Horses and cattle enjoying the grass and hanging out.  Yes, these are “California Cows”  for folks who have heard the Milk advertisements!

Looking at you!

Got my eyes on you

All in all the animals, were very interested in us–might have been close to feeding time.  I prefer to think they know I meant them no harm:)

Not quite certain

Another fun view for us city folk is the resident truck and tractor in the middle of the field…

Parked

With a Pasture View

The most exceptional sight were these shoes in the middle of the fence–clearly, they have been here for a long time!

Kudos to Andy for his sight…and quick pullover.

Size 8?

All by myself!

Lensbaby Loves Boot

A bit of spring with a flower shot…

Blow and share your dreams!

One thing I know for certain…is I will be back!

See ya later!

Looking forward to some day trips this summer and more “car shooting” so nice to not carry gear and just change lens in the car and go shoot!

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3 responses

  1. Trudy Helmlinger

    Looks great. Yes kudo’s to andy.

    May 29, 2011 at 11:48 pm

  2. Very cool images of the alternate energy-windmills! How surprising that they do not make any noise. So many beautiful country sights! A pleasure to view your wonderful photographs, as always!

    June 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm

  3. This is an awesome post Laura…I Love all your photos! I’ve never seen a wind farm up close…my absolute favorite shot is the lone shoe on the fencepost!

    June 2, 2011 at 2:29 am

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